C: Why do I smell ice cream? Oh cuz there's a B&R right there.
Nice try, kid.
D: I need brownies at the new house!
D: I pushed the button! It must be Comcast!
Me: We're going back to the Treehouse today! And see Daddy!
D: No, I wanna stay at the brown house!
J: I wanna go crazy!
Me: Already there, my friend. You mean want to go to the lazy river?
D: Green means go, Sarah!
Sarah: I know, D.
x a billion at least.
(7/21) Work day for me, and Dad had the kiddos. They got to go check out hockey gear with Dad and C. They'll be starting hockey in the fall, so their turn is coming.
(7/22) Ahh, vacation. We kicked it off with Zumba for me, and then went shopping for our trip. We're headed to Wapato where Oma & Opa have a condo that they graciously offered up. Two adults, five boys. Should be fun? We chilled at home for the rest of day, and the littles got good and muddeh before their bath tonight. Gotta make it worth it.
(7/23) Finished gathering all our stuff this morning and stuffed the van full. We went over to Sarah's and loaded up her rig, piled in and made the very.long.whiny.omg.are.we.there.yet drive to Lake Chelan. I'd like to say the rest of our evening was smooth sailing, but it wasn't so much, so let's just fast forward to tomorrow.
(7/24) Our early birdie crew was raring to go this morning and we were headed to the lake by 8:30a. The kids saw the sprinklers and dashed off to play in those. When the crew came around to turn them off, we continued on to the lake, where we spent most of the morning. We stopped back at the condo for naps, where we got 2/3 littles to sleep. And then we went up to the pool to play in the water some more. Because my children napped, they refused to go to bed in a reasonable amount of time this evening, and I ended up in their bedroom reading my book and grumbling whenever their heads popped up. Harrumph!
(7/25) Water park day! We thought about going to Slide Waters later in the day, but when the whole group woke up punchy, we decided a destination was in order first thing. We got there right as it opened and for the next 6 hours, the boys played in the water. D braved the little water slide with me, while J preferred playing in the pool below. I hardly saw C since he was part of a roving band of kids doing all of the slides. There was a great little kid area, so the littles and I just moved between pools and the lazy river. It was crazy windy today, making 75* feel very chilly. So we took breaks here and there for the hot tub or to burrito frozen children in towels. After we got back, I put on a movie for my littles and Sarah took the bigs and her little out to play miniature golf. We learned hockey players and baseball players do not make good golf players. LOL! The littles went to bed easily tonight, and Sarah and I weren't far behind.
(7/26) We decided to pack up this morning and run for home. Sarah's kiddos woke her at 5:30am and mine were all sorts of grumpy. Too much fun, I guess. We were packed, in the car, and off by 8:30am. Then commenced the five hour whine fest, with stops to break up the monotony, and the very critical 30 minute stop for coffee. It was a good trip, but exhausting. I'd do it all again though :) Dad went out to fetch dinner so I didn't have to cook; yaaaaay! And since the twinsies didn't nap on the way home, they went out pretty quickly. Dad made me watch a terrible movie (Lavalantula), which I made it part way through before collapsing into the black hole of couches. I'm like the kids... give me a blanket, and zzzz....
(7/27) Back to work with me today, and Dad has the kiddos. I'm enjoying the quiet and only having to take care of one person: myself. I'm sure that'll get old and I'll be ready to be back in it this evening.